Australian Mobile phone glitch blacks out coverage across New South Wales and Capital Territorygreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
An outage reported on an earlier thread reported software problems with the new phone system.
Australian Mobile phone glitch blacks out coverage across New South Wales and Capital Territory
Excerpt from story:
"Telstra confident mobile phone blackout won't be repeated
Telstra says it does not expect a repeat of a technical problem which blacked out mobile phone coverage across New South Wales and in the Australian Capital Territory yesterday afternoon.
It says up to a third of digital phones in all centres, except the Sydney Metropolitan area, were affected."
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Here's a January 5 story on the same problem:
January 5, 2000
Anderson pleads for patience as bush phones go dead
Acting Prime Minister John Anderson has asked people in the bush to be patient with the phase-in of the new system to replace analog mobile phones.
The New South Wales' Farmers Association has expressed concern that a number of rural areas are not covered by the CDMA system.
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I am also attempting to find the earlier TB 2000 thread on the software story. If anyone has it, please post it.
-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), January 18, 2000
To reiterate (from another thread about Ausie Power outages): The most interesting part of this story is its location - virtually everyone who followed Y2K news in 1998/9 knew (discounting the American Politico/Media Spin) that Australia was more ready (readier?) than anyone else on Earth. I'm not making any statement whatsoever, just think that it's interesting.
-- Paranoia Will (Destroy_Y@BlackCopters.com), January 18, 2000.
I hate to tell you this, Paranoia Will, but Carl isn't the one who mentioned Y2K--you did.
-- Mostly (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 2000.